Yesterday we were all feeling miserable and anxious about Anna, and I took myself down to the beach and had a chat with God about it.  What was going on?  What could/should be done?  And where was He in all this?  (oh yes, even clergy ask that question sometimes!) In the end I just asked […]


So the decision has finally been made.  Social Services refuse to allow Daughter 1 and her husband to foster Anna.  Her father, in Lagos in Nigeria, has said that he wants Anna’s godmother to be assessed to look after her.  Either that, or Anna is shipped out to him in Lagos. Anna’s godmother has never […]


Sarah Hills, the Canon for Reconciliation at Coventry Cathedral, gave some great teaching when we were at the Cross of Nails conference in Romania. Reconciliation, she said, is a journey, not just a destination.  What happens en route is crucial:  she christened it Walk Theology.  There may be danger, confusion, anger, fear, lament – all  […]


We’ve recently come back from Romania, where we had been invited to a conference that included a jubilee to celebrate ten years of the Cross of Nails centre for reconciliation (between church denominations) that we developed there in the beautiful city of Sibiu. The conference was fascinating, with delegates from Cross of Nails centres in […]